Bahrain (April, 2009) – Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has won the contract for the supply of a 6 MW / 11kV temporary power station at the Bahrain International Circuit, host of the fourth round of the 2009 World Championship. This package will provide prime power for the entire circuit facility including the main medical centre, workshop and audio requirements. An additional 12 MW power package installed around the circuit will be used for the vending area, the medical centre and the international broadcast centre.
With millions of viewers in over 130 countries watching each race, an uninterrupted power supply for continuous broadcasting is critical. In separate contracts with Bahrain Radio and Television and the race organisers, Aggreko is supplying power for all broadcasting facilities at the Bahrain circuit.
The Bahrain International Circuit, a $US185 million facility which held its inaugural race in 2004, consists of six individual tracks, five star corporate facilities, an eight-storey VIP viewing tower, an international broadcast and media centre for 500 journalists, and five grandstands with a total capacity of 50,000 spectators. Aggreko has provided power for every Grand Prix held in Bahrain to date. Aggreko also recently supplied broadcast power at the first round of the championship, held in Melbourne.
Phil Burns, Director, Aggreko Middle East, said, “The ability to provide an uninterrupted power supply that enables live coverage for millions of viewers worldwide is extremely rewarding. Aggreko has a tremendous track record of providing power services for global sporting events including the forthcoming 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Our experience of designing and managing projects such as these makes Aggreko the natural choice for event organisers.”
Aggreko is the leader in power rental for the events industry and has provided turn-key power packages for the Olympic Games in Beijing Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Sydney and Turin, as well as other major sporting events such as the Football, Rugby and Cricket World Cups, many golf championships and the Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3,500 employees operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £950m (USD $1.8bn or Euros €1.2bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.